This may be considered a pet peave of mine, and I have shared comments about it before.
I made a trip to Cassville this morning in the rain; and I noticed many folks driving without their headlights on; not even park lights, or any kind of light.
Let me get this straight in my mind, and maybe in yours too. I know you can see; after all it is daylight, the sun is up. I know you can see because you are smart enough to know not to drive if you cannot see.
I know you can see; but can you be seen? Headlights on enable the oncoming driver to see you. Seeing you in the distance in case he/she might be following a slower drive he/she might need to get around.
Some of you use your automatic on, but do you know when the light is bright enough, as it is quite often when it is raining, they do not come on automatically. You must switch the switch to the on position.
I am sharing this because it is a great safety issue in driving our cars and trucks on the roads and highways. Let me suggest one thing; use your headlight switch. Not only is it a good idea to drive with headlights on in the rain, snow, sleet, fog, and the dark. It is also the State law in the State of Missouri. If your windshield wipers are on you must have your headlights on.
The next time you get in your car or truck to drive, and it is raining, turn on your headlights. It could save someone’s life; even your own.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
Here we are in the first full week of August. The usual August is hot, muggy and dry, many years drought conditions.
This first week, and into the next we have had fairly cool temps with some exceptions,and rain. Up until a few minutes ago we have been getting rain all day. Thank the LORD, our Creator and Savior for giving this moisture for crops, hayfields, and yards.
Now let us be grateful for every day. The rain is a blessing and so is the sunshine; even when it is hot and muggy.
That is how it is on the banks of Flat Creek today,
I awoke this morning and heard some distant thunder. I had some information from accu-weather that is was supposed to rain, and I was hoping it would the ground was dry; even down a foot deep it was dry.
I know that because early the week before I had the sad duty of burying a dog name of Archer which had suffered for a long time from arthritus (spelling), and other problems. He was a big loving, lovable dog. The ground was dry and hard.
This morning around six or so at our house, in Mill Valley, on the banks of Flat Creek it started to rain. It came with lightening, thunder, and wind. O, how I was glad and happy to receive the blessing.
A couple of months ago we were wondering when it was going to stop raining. Many homes and businesses were flooded, and suffered damage, and sadly in some places people perished in those floods.
Myself I am thankful for the rain when ever it comes. I do not ask God to stop it. I will not complain about too much rain. I will thank Him for it; He is the One who gives itl
From the banks of Flat Creek south of Jenkins,
The State of Missouri, Southwest Missouri for my part was inundated with wind, storms, and lots of rain. There was flooding in Cassville, and I heard reports of Roaring River State Park evacuating campers, and rightly so.
Flat Creek which is on the edge of our back yard anyway is up into a part of the yard. I will share with you a couple of pictures I took a few minutes ago.
Just for your assurances; it is several feet from our residence, so we are not concerned with flooding of our home.
This morning as I considered the night I thought of Nahum the prophet chapter 1 verse 3. He is in charge.
That is the way it is today on the banks of Flat Creek,
It has been some time since writing on Flat Creek Rolling, but here goes…
I have nothing in the ground to call a food garden. We have plenty of things to call garden. They have flowers and such growing in other spots, some have already bloomed and died off like they are supposed to do.
However, back to our garden spot. It had been covered in tall weeds and grass. I mowed it down, rode it down with the mower on Wednesday (6/6/18).
This morning (Saturday June 9) I went and tilled a small spot at the lowest part of the old garden. My thinking is, that when the creek has risen out of the banks the time or two since we moved in here, the water, as it lowered left better soil for growing things.
I may be too late in planting anything. I am going to plant some beets, carrots, and things such as that, but we need some rain. The ground, this morning, was really too dry for tilling, but it got tilled anyway.
I am going to try, and we will see what happens.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
It has been a while since I shared anything on this blog, so I thought I would today.
Cassville Schools started back on August 16, 2017; so I am back in full swing as a School bus driver. There is still a thing about it that I enjoy, and seeing those kids has a way of making a driver either feel younger or older. I guess it depends on your attitude and mentality.
I have been absent in the blogging department for at least a month now; for personal post, and Bible studies at Broken Pieces and I hope to return to that real soon.
Our phone and internet provided by CL, and which we had phone for 11 years, and internet since 2008, quit working on us about two weeks ago. The phone just had static, but the internet did not work at all. We called, and called, and called about it, but all they did was send us a new modem saying that should fix it. It did not. Finally I called them with an ultimatum to either get it fixed within 24 hours, or I am no longer your customer. Guess what? I am no longer a customer.
I went to a satellite provider, and so far it is far superior anyway. We even have home phone service through the company.
I decided a long time ago that I can survive without internet; however, it is not without its own problems; and it is mostly the convenience of internet.
My how foolish we can be when it comes to our conveniences.
Well! We received a bit of rain last night, and there was fog this morning driving in to drive the bus. God is great and good, and all went well.
From the banks of Flat Creek…
We have been getting bunches of rain around here. It is good to get, and I am sure ruins the plans of human ideas. Let us be real though. Without rain we perish.
Inches and inches of rain has fallen. Flat Creek, out our back door is rising from last nights rainfall, and there is more on the way. The creek is barely out of the banks.
I went down to look at an hour or so ago, and it is barely in the lowest spot which use to be part of our yard. After the flooding of December 2015, I do not treat as part of the yard any longer.
April is almost over. The many showers of April have fallen giving rise to hope which will bring prosperity for the ground, cattle, gardens, crops and life. May flowers is the promise of beauty, peace, and prosperity.
Is it not wonderful how our Lord and God has blessed us with beauty and hope. Have a great day ending April. Be blessed in the month of May.
From the banks of a roaring Flat Creek. The picture above is when the Creek is flowing peacefully.
We have received 9 – 10 inches of rain from Saturday night through Monday evening. At last look at my bucket it had about 9 inches in it and we received a bit more after that.
I am including some pictures. The Creek has gotten as high as I ever remember, and it got higher than any of the past five years we have lived here for sure.
These pictures are in our backyard.
The following pictures are down stream at our swimming area, and called the Whirlhole, and the road down to the hole.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1
That is how it is on the banks of Flat Creek.
I was planning on doing some mowing today. The very back of our yard that is beside the Creek needs mowing.
I will not curse the rain though. It is a much needed blessing. There are places in the U. S. of A. that needs good rains. Even in those places where they live by irrigation they still need much rainfall, and snowfall that only comes from the Creator to sustain their sources of irrigation water.
The rain we are getting at this moment is intermittent showers; but much appreciated. If the sun would shine in a few moments for the rest of the day, then I would do some mowing. If not: Thank you LORD for the rain.
That is my story on the banks of Flat Creek.
It seems that it has rained all night. As a matter of fact I think it is still raining.
That will be wonderful for the ground and the Creek. Thank you Lord for the refreshing rain.
Since the last few days; at least since Friday the 11th of October; we have had mostly clouds and rain. We were blessed to receive almost seven inches of the blessing of heaven. The rain even caused the Creek to rise to the brink, and overflow in some of the lower places.
It is good to see the sunshine down upon us. God reminds us that His blessings continue, and we are to bless His name too.
Enjoy the sunshine today, and be blessed.
We have been blessed with rain through the night. It was quite pleasant to wake a few time in the night and hear the drops of heaven playing their lovely song on our roof.
Even now as I write there is a gentle rainfall; with thunder, lightening, and rolling thunder. I love the sounds the heavens make, declaring the blessings of our Lord.
I have posted here about our need for some rain. Well from Saturday morning (August30) until Tuesday (September 02) we were blessed to receive 3.5 inches of the pearly dew from heaven.
To our bountiful Creator we owe much thanksgiving and praise. Thank YOU LORD.
It is the latter part of Summer when you get to Labor Day weekend. September 1 is just about a day away.
When got up this morning there was thunder in the distance, and as I went outside to investigate I saw the lightening; but there was yet, no rain. We need the rain. Plants are drying up without water. The grass is brown or turning brown from the intense heat we have had for several days. Things just do not live for long without water.
Just a few minutes ago, around 6 a.m. we received a bit of rain. It was a grand blessing to hear the pebbled dew of heaven falling on our roof top.
The blessing for today. One blessing for today is the rainfall we have received.
Summer time has always been my favorite time of year. When I was a kid I looked forward to it because I would be out of school, and there would be hay to rake, bale, and haul to the barn. At that time we used what we called square bales, thought they were really rectangular. That is right I, as a kid, enjoyed preparing the hay and hauling it to the barn. It was hot, and hard work. It was better than school :).
Up to this point we have had a really mild Summer. The temps have been cool for Summer. One morning in July; at least here in our valley; the temp was 48 degrees. In the past few days the morning temp at my viewing has been upper sixties, even in the seventies.
Three days ago the high temp here in our valley was 100 degrees, the day following was 101 degrees, and yesterday’s high was 102 degrees. There is something about this valley that makes it hotter in the Summer and colder in the Winter than surrounding areas. I love it here. Enjoying the Summer. I guess I always have and I always will.
We do need some rain. So thankful to the Creator for the rainfall we have received this year. Every drop is a blessing of heaven.
The Summer Heat has arrived in along the banks of Flat Creek.
We are getting a very good rain today. Since it began this morning it has been coming down slow, easy, and soaking the ground. I do not believe there is any run off. I know that does not help the Flat Creek or the branches which run into the Creek and eventually Table Rock Lake. It is very good for the ground.
There has been no thunder, lightening, or wind; no storm of any kind. At least that I have noticed.
To the Good LORD above for the rain let us be thankful.
Thank YOU LORD.
LORD God of creation we are a needy people today, and always. Many places, including ours are in need of a good rain. Send as YOU see fit for YOUR glory.
Thank YOU for the rain. In YOUR blessed name. Amen.
In the State of Missouri, especially Southwest Missouri we do not normally get much rain; at least in large amounts. In the past week we have been blessed with the wonderful drops from heaven.
Yesterday alone we got at least 3 inches of rain. Since last Saturday evening (July 20) we have received 7 inches plus. That is practically; notice I said practically; unheard of in July. I am thankful. Bless the Giver and Sovereign of rain.
It is wonderful to look out the windows of our house and no longer see dry, dying grass; needing to water the trees; but seeing green grass blooming Rose of Sharon shrubs, and other flowers growing.
It is a wonderful blessing to receive rain in July.
Thank YOU LORD.
Well we were blessed in the Spring with a good amount of rainfall. The Creek came up a bit, got washed out, cleaned up, but never rose out of its banks.
Now, however, is a very different story. We have not had any significant rainfall for several days now. It was June 15 when it last rained. We had a great rain amounting to 2+ inches. It was a blessing.
This morning before the sun was over the hill I went out and watered everything with a garden hose. It is not as good as rain, but it does provide moisture for the plants. I hope I did not wait too long to water the trees I planted a year ago last Spring.
Praying for rain. Thank you Lord for sending it.
A year ago this last Spring I planted some trees. They were only about two feet tall sprigs, and by the end of last Summer they had grown to about five feet tall. Already this past Spring and early Summer one of them is about seven feet in height. The others are getting near to it.
We have been blessed this past Spring with a good portion of rainfall without a lot of flooding. There has been a few times the Flat Creek has gotten near the top of its banks, but as of yet, has not breached the banks. We do have an old tree in our access to the Creek at our back door. That is alright. We can step on it and go over it without much effort.
I am thankful to the Creator for His bountiful blessings.